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Jon Cleary – History of New Orleans Piano

IN THE HISTORY OF NEW ORLEANS PIANO MUSIC, THAT FEATURES, You are familiar, A LOT OF HORNS, A LOT OF DRUMS, AND THE PIANO– AND THE PIANO’S A HIP LITTLE TOOL BECAUSE IT KIND OF ALLOWS YOU TO REPRODUCE WHAT ALL THE ELEMENTS OF A BAND WOULD DO. SO YOU HAVE THE PERCUSSION …( scatting) … THE SYNCOPATION, WHICH IS AT THE ROOT OF NEW ORLEANS MUSIC. IT’S VERY SYNCOPATED, VERY FUNKY. AND THEN YOU HAVE THE … THE HARMONICA ASPECT: YOU CAN GET TO PLAY AROUND WITH THESE LOVELY CHORD CHANGES. YOU Get THE BLUES. YOU HAVE THE BLUES … AND YOU HAVE THIS 12/8 GROOVE FROM BACK IN THE … AND THEN YOU HAVE– WHAT THEY CALL HERE, THEY CALL IT A RUMBA. IT’S A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT Symbolize FROM RUMBA IN CUBA OR IN SPAIN. YOU HAVE THIS LITTLE GROOVE...

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